Arizona Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Arizona land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Arizona for firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

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Arizona Land Surveying Company Licenses

Arizona Annual Firm Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Law:

A.R.S. § 32-141 et seq. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Annual Firm Registration 

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Amendment

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Individual Licenses

Arizona Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Arizona Land Surveyor-in-Training Certification

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Fundamentals Exam Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $170 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$40

Notes:

There is no separate registration form, simply submit the $40 fee after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Surveyor-in-Training certificates do not expire.

Arizona Professional Land Surveyor Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Professional Exam Authorization Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $240 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor Registration Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, surveyors who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Design Firm - Surveyor firm registration is sometimes grouped with engineering and architecture on a single “design firm” application form.

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) - An exam for recent graduates that tests on basic surveying principles.

Principles of Surveying (PS) - An exam that tests for competency of surveying skills.

Reciprocity - When a licensed surveyor in on state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Advocacy group for professional surveyors in the United States.

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